(Owner Dennis Albaugh, with his left arm in the sling, celebrates a great moment with his 2YO colt Dennis’ Moment after the G3 Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs on Saturday / Photo by Holly M. Smith)
It was a spectacular day at the oval on Saturday. Bright sunshine. Beautiful horses. Bountiful purses. And, brilliant races.
Add in a jigger of bourbon or a splash of beer?
And, it was a perfect day for Holly M. Smth — our most wonderful equine photographer — to capture some of the action.
Here’s a look through her eyes and lens:
(Shanghai Moon wins at Churchill Downs / Photos by Holly M. Smith)
(Bourbon Calling is headed right at you and to the winner’s circle / Photos by Holy M. Smith)
(Divine Queen walks the paddock before the Open Mind Stakes / Photo by Holly M. Smith)
(Divine Beauty had some running to do and some photos to take after the Open Mind Stakes win, too / Photos by Holly M. Smith)
(Go Google Yourself had others googling and gasping after her win in the G3 Locust Grove / Photos by Holly M. Smith)
(His Glory was amazing before and during the G2 Pocahontas Stakes, nearly pulling a miracle win / Photo by Holly M. Smith)
(Portrait was as pretty as a picture in the paddock / Photo by Holly M. Smith)
(But the Pocahontas belong to the Doug O’Neill trained Lazy Daisy, who shipped in for the upset win / Photo by Holly M. Smith)
(Scabbard was eyeing the track before the G3 Iroquois Stakes and eyeing the back of Dennis’ Moment during the race / Photo by Holly M. Smith)
(The amazing Dennis’ Moment, with owner Dennis Albaugh in the sling in the last photo, before — during — and after the G3 victory / Photos by Holly M. Smith)
(Trainer Dale Romans chats with Joe Kristufek after Dennis’ Moment celebrated a great moment in the Iroquois Stakes / Photo by Holly M. Smith)